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Current Diabetes Reviews


ISSN (Print): 1573-3998
ISSN (Online): 1875-6417

Research Article

Is there a Relation between Depression and Anxiety to Clinical Characteristics among Patients with T2D in Greece?

Author(s): Paraskevi Theofilou*

Volume 20, Issue 3, 2024

Published on: 25 July, 2023

Article ID: e060723218470 Pages: 8

DOI: 10.2174/1573399820666230706124718


Background: Diabetes is a chronic disease that may be related to various periods of an individual’s life.

Aim: The aim of the present study is the investigation of the existence of depression and anxiety among patients suffering from type 2 diabetes as well as the factors that influence these variables (depression and anxiety).

Materials and Methods: The Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS) for mental health assessment was used in the context of the collection of the research data. The study involved 100 patients (42 men and 58 women) with an average age of 63.72 ± 9.84 years of life.

Result: The results showed that there was a positive correlation between HbA1c value and anxiety as well as HADS questionnaire total score, and a positive correlation between blood glucose value and anxiety as well as HADS questionnaire total score.

Conclusion: Both depression and anxiety of these patients are influenced by different clinical factors.

Keywords: Diabetes, depression, anxiety, clinical characteristics, HADS, chronic disease.

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